High schools: Cofrin Classic XC, soccer, field hockey and golf results

Published: 10-04-2023 12:12 AM

Boys’ Cross Country

Hanover 24, Concord 65, Bedford 68, Winnacunnet 92, Spaulding 147

Key players: Concord – Josiah Conley (1st, 16:59), Tyler Watt (3rd, 17:40), Ian Mamos (12th, 18:51), Oliver Conley (31st, 20:03), Elliot Clendenning (32nd, 20:14)

Highlights: The Tide finished second in the five-team Cofrin Classic. Josiah Conley was the first runner to cross the finish line on the 5K course at NHTI.

Girls’ Cross Country

Hanover 26, Bedford 41, Concord 78, Bishop Guertin 91, Spaulding 149

Key players: Concord – Chloe Gudas (12th, 21:43), Shelly Smith (14th, 22:05), Morgan Doherty (15th, 22:26), Ava Philbrook (16th, 22:27), Gianna Gualtieri (21st, 23:02); Hanover – Lea Perreard (18:55)

Highlights:  The Tide finished third in the five-team Cofrin Classic at NHTI.

Boys’ Soccer

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Hillsboro-Deering 3, Conant 2

Key players: H-D – Mason Ferwerda (goal, assist), Brady Curley (goal, assist), Dylan Braun (goal) Mason Savoy (11 saves)

Highlights: After going down early, Hillsboro fought back to take the lead going into halftime. Conant tied up the game in the second half, but ultimately Braun’s free kick goal led the Hillcats.

Coach’s quote: “I’m proud of the boys’ resilience tonight. Conant was a great team who played hard and fast. We didn't let the early deficit get to us and managed to take back control of the game. We worked hard all the way from the back line through the midfield and up to the forwards and earned the win the hard way.” – H-D’s Joseph Gillett

Records: H-D 7-4-0; Conant 5-5-1

Kearsarge 4, Bishop Brady 0

Key players: Kearsarge – Devin Selby (3 goals)

Highlights: The Cougars defeated the Giants for the second time this season.

Records: Kearsarge 7-3-1; Bishop Brady 3-8-0

Girls’ Soccer

Coe-Brown 5, Pembroke 1

Key players: Coe-Brown – Bella Lapierre (3 goals), Abbey Franke (goal, assist), Somer Loto (goal, 3 assists), Kylie Prusia (assist), Sadie Scruton (9 saves), Amanda Thomas (defense, possession), Alyviah Blad (defense), Sammy Ball (defense), Sammy Perron (midfield), Maggie Escabi (midfield), Jennifer Noni (midfield); Pembroke – Kayla Amyot (goal), Lily Ricci (assist), Laila Al Shawafi (goalie), Lily Royer (defense), Olivia Bryson (defense), Guiliana Davis (defense), Layla Thorne (defense), Abby Shaugnessy (defense), Giannah Michelson (offense), Bailey Gatchell (offense)

Highlights: Lapierre scored in the eighth minute and Franke scored four minutes later to give the Bears an early 2-0 lead. Loto assisted on both of those goals and added one of her own with seven minutes left in the half to make it 3-0. Lapierre added two goals in the second half.

Coaches’ quotes: “Pembroke and Coe-Brown has become a friendly rivalry over the years. Being as close as we are and with so many players playing club soccer together, the girls are always looking forward to game. Pembroke is well coached and you know its going to be a battle. We needed a strong game from everyone today and the girls stepped up to play one of their best games all season. We are starting to execute better, and our possession and passing was much improved tonight.” – Coe-Brown’s Josh Hils

“Coe-Brown finished their opportunities and kept the pressure on all afternoon. I’m proud of our Spartan side for working hard to the final whistle and battling to the end.” – Pembroke’s Jess Kaufman Desrochers

Records: Coe-Brown 8-2-1; Pembroke 5-6-0

Hopkinton 1, St. Thomas 1

Key players: Hopkinton  – Lizz Holmes (goal), Belle Serzans (assist), Keegan St. Cyr (5 saves), Kennedy Mark (strong defense)

Highlights: The Hawks went down in the first half by falling asleep on defense, but Hopkinton tied it in the 45th minute off of a great header from a corner kick. Neither team found the net in double overtime.

Coach’s quote: “It was tough playing on a fast turf field today with the heat and against the number one team, but the girls battled back and held off for the tie.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Zahn

Records: Hopkinton 10-1-1; St. Thomas 10-0-1

Kearsarge 2, Bishop Brady 0

Key players: Kearsarge  – Maddie Thorp (goal), Ava Shapiro (goal), Jada Kendrigan (assist), Ellie Wimer (assist), Adara Boucher (16 saves)

Highlights: Kearsarge opened the game keeping possession in the Brady’s end and Thorp opened the scoring in the fourth minute with a shot from 20 yards out off a clearance pass from Kendrigan. Shapiro beat several defenders after receiving a through ball from Wimer to make it 2-0. Brady applied pressure in the second half but the Cougar defense dug in and kept the Giants off the board.

Coach’s quote: “Really proud of how the team has stepped up. Being down several key players we’ve had to make a lot of adjustments. Every single player has made the adjustments and sacrifices to help the team improve.” – Kearsarge’s Dave Smith

Records: Kearsarge 6-4-2; Bishop Brady 2-7-2

Field Hockey

Bow 7, Plymouth 0

Key players: Bow – Ella Gray (3 goals, assist), Kaylee Jacques (2 goals), Shire Kelley (goal), Gianna Trott (goal), Maia Kimball (2 assists), Sabrina Bernard (assist), Josie Johnson (assist), Sophie Coombs (assist)

Coach’s quote: “We’ve been having a hard time finding the back of the net in the second half of our season. It was nice to see us start scoring again and hopefully we will carry that momentum with us for the rest of the season. Ella (Gray) with a hat trick and Gianna (Trott) with her first varsity goal is great for our team morale.” – Bow’s Sarah Vaughn 

Records: Bow 7-4-0; Plymouth 1-7-2

John Stark 4, Souhegan 1

Key players: John Stark – Jillian Fredette (3 goals), Caylin Worthen (goal, assist), Hailey Brisson (assist), Lauryn Guevin (assist), Olivia Worthen (assist), Adie Bolduc (defense), Edie Fischer (3 saves)

Highlights: The Generals got off to a good start, scoring two goals in the first quarter and taking a 3-0 lead into halftime in a rematch of the 2022 Division II state championship game.

Coach’s quote: “We played a very good team game today. That was a quality win versus a team that only had one loss coming in. Our depth showed today in the heat, as we were able to give all our midfielders breaks throughout the game.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 11-0-0; Souhegan 6-2-2

Merrimack Valley 7, ConVal 2

Key players: MV – Jules Guertin (2 goals), Grace Thompson (2 goals), Abbey Thompson (2 goals), Hannah Butler (goal)

Highlights: The Pride controlled the majority of the game with 10 penalty corners to ConVal’s three. The Cougars tied the game, 1-1, in the first minute of the second quarter, but MV exploded offensively with three goals in the second quarter and two more in the third to pull away. ConVal put up one more goal within the first three minutes of the fourth.

Coach’s quote: “This was a good team win today. We were finally able to capitalize on our offensive opportunities after a long stretch of struggling to score. I’m proud of how we took risks and made smart choices on the field.” – MV’s Jen Colgan

Records: MV 5-4-2; ConVal 1-11-0

Kingswood 1, Pembroke 0

Key players: Pembroke – Bria LePage, Ava Strazzeri, Treic Thomas-Guerzon

Highlights: The Knights notched the game’s only goal with 4:31 remaining.

Coach’s quote: “It was another great effort by our whole team. I can’t ask for more from them.” – Pembroke’s Steve Langevin

Records: Kingswood 3-7-1; Pembroke 4-8-0


Derryfield 74, Kearsarge 67, Stevens 62, Pelham 61

Key players: Kearsarge – Owen Blood (42), Alex Tockman (44), Andrew Cushing (45), Ryan Donelan (46)

Highlights: Kearsarge picked up a pair of wins in Monday’s match at Derryfield Country Club.

Coach’s quote: “We’re in the last week of regular season play and it’s very important to try and finish on a high note before states. Wins against two teams we’re neck-and-neck with was a big lift for our team.” – Kearsarge’s Bubba Williams

Records: Derryfield 17-3; Kearsarge 12-11; Stevens 13-9; Pelham 9-10

Pelham 71, Kearsarge 65, Lebanon 58

Key players: Kearsarge – Alex Tockman (44), Owen Blood (45), Eli Gray (49), Tanner Lewis (49), Andrew Cushing (49)

Highlights:  The Cougars split their final regular season match on Tuesday at Eastman Golf Club.

Coach’s quote:  “Eastman Golf Club is always a tough test for high school golfers and today was no exception. The three teams struggled with ‘leaf-hidden’ balls all around, but all managed to survive in good shape. All three teams should be in the top eight, which qualifies them for the state tournament next week at Sagamore-Hampton. It’s great to be in the tournament for the third year in a row. The boys hung tough down the stretch to seal the deal.” – Kearsarge’s Bubba Williams

Records: Pelham 11-10; Kearsarge 13-12; Lebanon 12-14